Defence Contract

Thales Ground Master 400 Alpha

SHAH ALAM: IT appears that the single long range air surveillance radar which LOI was announced at LIMA 2023 is the Thales Ground Master 400 Alpha. The identity of the radar was released on June 19 when Thales announced the contract for 13 GM 400 Alpha radars for Indonesia (see […]

Defence Contract

Will We?

SHAH ALAM: In the post yesterday, we know that Indonesia has bought twelve ex-Qatari Air Force Mirage 2000-5 for US$745 million (RM3.44 billion). The figure is about RM800 million short of our own buy of 18 brand new Korean Aerospace Industries (KAI) FA-50 FLIT/LCA. So, the question here is whether […]

Defence Contract

The Joneses…Indonesia Buys 12 Mirage 2000s

SHAH ALAM: Indonesia has purchased 12 Dassault Mirage 2000-5 from Qatar for US$745 million, Kompas newspaper reported on June 13. According to Kompas, the purchase was made via an overseas loan. The 12 Mirages according to Kompas was purchased by Qatar in 1997 from France and the oldest is already […]

Asean and Malaysia

More Berretta Sub-Gun In Service

SHAH ALAM: More Berretta PMX sub-machine guns in service. It appears that the RMN Special Forces Unit – Pasukan Khas Laut (Paskal) is also operating the Berretta 9mm PMX sub-machinegun. This was revealed when at least three Paskal operators taking part in the joint Malaysian-Indonesian exercise (Latgabma Malindo Darsasa) were […]


RMAF Back Hosting Exercises Again

SHAH ALAM: Due to the pandemic, RMAF and the rest of the Malaysian Armed Forces have had to defer or outright cancelled various exercises involving foreign partners and local ones. But with the relaxation of travel restrictions due to the increasing lower infections, exercises carried out locally has returned with […]

Asean and Malaysia

The Joneses…Cheaper Than Gripens?

SHAH ALAM: Keeping up with the Joneses. Thailand wants to buy eight Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning IIs stating that it will be cheaper than buying the latest version of the Saab JAS-39 Gripen, the E, Bangkok Post newspaper quoted RTAF chief as saying this on Dec. 31. The Royal Thai […]

Asean and Malaysia

Indonesia Signed Initial Contract For Rafales

SHAH ALAM: Indonesia has signed an initial contract for the purchase of 36 Dassault Rafale omni-role fighters, says Airspace Review website. The respectable website/publication are helmed by Indonesian most experience defence and aerospace journalists hence its reports are highly accurate. The initial contract – basically a Letter of Intent (LOI) […]